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OFFICIAL GAZETTE



BAHAMAS

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

NASSAU FEBRUARY 24th 1955 8


GOVERNMENT NOTICES


COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE
The following Government Notices are published as a Supple-
ment to this Gazette:-
No. 43 The Supreme Court (Adoption of Children) Rules, 1954.
M.P. 15104.
No. 44 The Public Holidays (No. 1) Order 1955. M.P. 10842/2.


No. 45.
His Excellency the Governor has approved the following ap-
pointment:
Mr. Charles Smith to be a Justice of the Peace for Green
Castle, Eleuthera.
M.P. 12069/3.


No. 46.
It is hereby notified that His Excellency the Governor has
approved the grant of the Colonial Police and Fire Brigade Long
Service Medal to No. 72 Constable L. S. Rolle of the Bahamas
Police Force in recognition of his 18 years exemplary service in
the Force.
M.P. 1431.


No. 47.
It is hereby notified that His Excellency the Governor-in-
Council, acting under the authority of Section 6 of the Public
Holidays Act, 1938 (Ch. 15) has authorised the carrying on of
business in any shop between the hours of noon and 5.00 p.m. on
Friday, the 25th. February, 1955.
M.P. 10746.
The foregoing notices numbered 43 to 47 are published by
command.
A. G. H. GARDNER-BROWN,
Colonial Secretary.


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DEPARTMENTAL NOTICES


REGISTRAR GENERAL'S OFFICE
Nassau, Bahamas.
18th January, 1955.

THE REMOVAL OF DEFUNCT COMPANIES ACT

TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of The Removal of Defunct
Companies Act I have struck off the undermentioned Company as and from
the 18th day of January, 1955 on the ground that it is no longer carrying on
business or in operation.
CHESTERTON, LIMITED.
JAMES LIDDELL,
Registrar General.



REGISTRAR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Nassau, Bahamas.
25th January, 1955.

THE REMOVAL OF DEFUNCT COMPANIES ACT

TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of The Removal of Defunct
Companies Act I have struck off the undermentioned Company as and from
the 25th day of January, 1955 on the ground that it is no longer carrying on
business.
ATLANTIC TRADING COMPANY LIMITED.
JAMES LIDDELL,
Registrar General.



REGISTRAR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Nassau, Bahamas.
25th January, 1955.

THE REMOVAL OF DEFUNCT COMPANIES ACT

TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of The Removal of Defunct
Companies Act I have struck off the undermentioned Company as and from
the 25th day of January, 1955 on the ground that it is no longer carrying on
business or in operation.
CHAPMANS LIMITED.
JAMES LIDDELL,
Registrar General.


Registrar General's Office,
Nassau,
15th February, 1955.
NOTICE is hereby given that any person interested in op-
posing the registration of any Mark appearing hereunder, may,
within one month from the date of this Notice, lodge, at the Regis-
trar General's Office, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas, a notice of opposi-
tion, in duplicate, in the Form 7 in the Second Schedule, Trade
Mark Rules, 1947.
On filing Notice of opposition, a fee of 4 is payable in respect
of each application opposed.
CLASS 3

ASHTON & PARSONS INFANTS' POWDERS
2503
Application No. 2503, in respect of Medicinal preparations in
powder form made from matricaria herbs for infants.
Applicants:-Beecham (Northern) Limited, trading also as
The Phosferie Company, of 68, Pall Mall, London, S.W., England;











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and Westfield Street, St. Helens, Lancashire, England; Manu-
facturing Chemists, who claim to be the proprietors of the above
mark.
Applicants' Agent and Address for service in the Bahamas:-
Messrs. R. H. Curry & Company, Ltd., of Bay Street, Nassau,
Bahamas.
Date of Application:-15th February, 1955.
N. C. ROBERTS,
Asst. Registrar General.


POLICE HEADQUARTERS,
Nassau, Bahamas,
18th February, 1955.

MOTOR VEHICLE AND DRIVING LICENCES
The temporary Licencing Office at Fort Charlotte, West Bay
Street will be closed on Saturday 19th February, 1955.
After that the inspection of motor vehicles for licencing will be
undertaken at the Traffic Office, Central Police Station.
E. D. SEARS,
Commissioner of Police


Police Headquarters
Nassau, Bahamas,
18th February, 1955.

POLICE RECRUITS REQUIRED
It is intended to commence a course of training for recruits
at the Police Training School early in April, 1955.
The Police Force offers to young men of good character and
education an interesting and useful career. Pay and conditions
of service are good with the security of a pension after 21 years
service.
Applications should be made now to the Commissioner of
Police in Nassau or if you are living in an Out Island, to the
Commissioner of your District.
Minimum requirements are:-
Age-20 to 27 years.
Education-Equivalent of Grade VI.
Height-5 feet 9 inches.
Further particulars may be obtained by application to the
Orderly Room, Police Barracks, East Street, at any police station
in New Providence, or to your Commissioner if you are living
at an Out Island.
E. D. SEARS
Commissioner of Police.



TRAFFIC NOTICE
THE VISIT OF HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE
PRINCESS MARGARET

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1955
Her Royal Highness will land on Prince George's Dock at
11 a.m. and proceed through Rawson Square to a dais in front
of the Public Buildings, where addresses of welcome will be
presented, after which Her Royal Highness will drive in procession
to Government House.
The route of the Royal Procession will be: from Rawson
Square, East on Bay Street to East Street, South to Shirley
Street, East on Shirley Street to the junction of Bay and Shirley
at Fort Montagu, West on Bay Street to George Street, South to
Marlborough Street, West to West Street, South to West Hill
Street, East to Government House.
From 9:30 a.m. until after the Royal Procession has passed,
parking will be prohibited, and from 10:30 a.m. no traffic will
be allowed on this route.









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Rawson Square and Prince George's Dock will be closed to
traffic and all parking prohibited from 9:30 a.m. to the end of
the ceremony approximately 12 noon.
From 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, parking of vehicles other than
those carrying official passes will be prohibited, and from 10:45
a.m. no traffic will be allowed on Parliament Street from Bay
Street to Shirley Street, Shirley Street from Parliament Street
to East Street, Gaol Alley and Bank Lane.
Parking will be reserved in this area for vehicles having
official passes and they will be allowed to enter the area up to
10:45 a.m.
By permission of the management, public parking will be
allowed on the Union Wharf from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
That portion of Shirley Street, between Village Road and
Bay Street will remain open to traffic as long as possible so as
to allow East-West traffic to proceed via Wulff Road.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1955
Church Service:
George Street from Marlborough Street to Duke Street will be
closed to traffic from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Parking on George Street, from Marlborough Street to Duke
Street and on Cumberland Street will be prohibited from 10 a.m.
to 12:15 p.m.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1955
Youth Rally, Clifford Park:
From 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Bay Street fiom West Street to
Chippingham Road will be open to West bound traffic only.
East bound traffic other than vehicles bound for Haynes Oval
and the Official Car Park will detour through Chippingham.
Vehicles for Clifford Park approaching from the East will
enter Fort Charlotte Grounds by the Eastern entrance (the old
Labour Office road.) Those approaching from the West will
enter the grounds by the entrance at the Western end of Clifford
Park near "The Guns," excepting vehicles with official passes;
they will enter by the Eastern entrance.
From 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m., parking will be prohibited on
Cumberland Street, Marlborough Street from Cumberland to
West Street, West Street from Marlborough to Bay Street and
on Bay Street from West Street to Chippingham Road.
Public parking will be provided South of the Ramp on the
hill and on Haynes Oval.
Parking for vehicles carrying official passes will be provided
at the Eastern end of Clifford Park.
From 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Deans Lane will be closed to
traffic, and from 10 a.m. to 12 noon it will be open to East
bound traffic only.
Tour of Southern District:
From 3 p.m. until after the Royal Procession has passed,
Shirley Street from School Lane to East Street, East Street from
Shirley Street to Wulff Road, Wulff Road from East Street to
Blue Hill Road from Wulff Road to Government House and
Meadows Street will be closed to traffic and parking will be
prohibited.
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 1955
Fireworks Display:
From 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Bay Street from Church Street
to Okra Hill Lane will be closed to traffic and Bay Street from
Okra Hill Lane to Fowler Street will be closed to East bound
traffic.
West bound traffic will proceed by Okra Hill Lane, Ernest
Street and Dowdeswell Street.
East bound traffic will proceed by Church Street and Shirley
Street.
Parking will be prohibited on Bay Street from Church Street
to Fowler Street from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1955
Departure from Oakes Field:
From 11 a.m. until after the Royal Procession has passed,
Duke Street, Market Street from Duke Street to Wulff Road,











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Wulff Road from Market Street to Blue Hill Road, Poinciana
Avenue, the Airfield Road to Farrington Road and Farrington
Road will be closed to traffic and parking prohibited on this
area from 10:30 a.m. until the Royal Procession has passed.
Parking will be provided on Farrington Road West of the
R.A.F. Cemetery Road and on side roads for those attending
the ceremony.
Persons attending the ceremony at the R.A.F. Cemetery are
requested to be there not later than 11 a.m.
No vehicles other than those in the Royal Procession will
be allowed to enter the Cemetery Road and the Prospect
Hospital Road.
Parking for cars with official passes will be provided at
Oakes Field West of the Terminal Building.
E. D. SEARS,
Commissioner of Police.


Police Headquarters
Nassau, Bahamas.
19th February, 1955.
NOTICE OF SALE
For sale by sealed bid:
(1) One Dodge Wagon.
(2) One 1947 Dodge Truck.
May be viewed on application to the Orderly Room at the
Police Barracks at any time between the hours of 9 a.m. and
12 NOON from Wednrsday. 23rd February to Saturday 12th
March 1955.
Bids should be made in writing enclosed in a sealed envelope
addressed to the Commissioner of Police. The envelope to be
marked on the outside "Bid for vehicle" and should reach the
Commissioner not later than 12 NOON on Monday 14th March,
1955, when all bids received will be opened.
The Commissioner of Police does not bind himself to accept
the highest or any bid.
A condition of the sale will be that the successful bidder
will be required to pay into the Public Treasury the amount
of his bid in cash or by means of a certified bank checque and
remove the vehicle fromthe Barracks yard within 48 hours.
E. D. SEARS,
Commissioner of Police.


Registrar General's Office,
Nassau, N.P., Bahamas.
19th February, 1955.

THE TRADE MARKS ACT.
TRADE MARK NO. 1106
CLASS 42
I hereby give notice that the registration of the Trade Mark
above referred to Standard Brands Incorporated, 595, Madison
Avenue, City, County and State of New York, United States of
America, registered on the 19th day of February, 1941 has been
removed the vehicle from the Barracks yards within 48 hours.
JAMES LIDDELL,
Registrar General.


Registrar General's Office,
Nassau, N.P., Bahamas,
20th February, 1955.
THE TRADE MARKS ACT.
TRADE MARK NO. 1101
CLASS 43
I hereby give notice that the registration of the Trade Mark
above referred to The Sugar Manufacturers' Association (Of












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Jamaica), 85 Barry Street, Kingston, Jamaica. registered on the
20th day of February, 1941 has been renewed as and from the
20th day of February 1955.
JAMES LIDDELL,
Registrar General


21st February, 1955.
A Specification has this day been filed in this Office under
The Patent Act by Harry P. Sands, Esq., Attorney for Eldred
Tait Hunter, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at
Tommy Hill, Stony Hill, P.O. Jamaica, British West Indies for
an invention in respect of "A GROIN OF VARIABLE PER-
MEABILITY AND A CONSTRUCTIONAL UNIT THEREFORE .
JAMES LIDDELL,
Registrar General.


SALE BY TENDER
The Puplic Board of Works offers for sale by Tendei the
following items:-
Item (1) Scrap iron consisting of a four ton roller and a two
ton steam hammer, quotation by the ton.
Item (2) Sundry car batteries, quotation per battery.
Item (3) Brass burnings, radiators, cooper scraps quotation per
pound.
Item (4) Old trucks and car tyres, quotation per tyre.
Tenders should be marked "Scrap Metal" and the quotation
offered clearly marked in the tender. Tenders will close on
Saturday February 26th. The Board reserves the right to reject
any or all tenders submitted.
By Order,
R. A. FORD
Clerk (Actg)
Public Board of Works


Office, Board of Pilotage
Nassau, Bahamas
22nd. February, 1955
Marine Interests are advised that area of the Harbour
between Potters Cay and East Bay Street has been reserved
on Tuesday March 1st.
No boats other than such as normally berth or moor in the
area will be permitted to moor or berth on that date, and no
traffic will be allowed into this area after 6:30 p.m. until the
fireworks and water carnival have been completed.
ACTING HARBOUR MASTER
















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OFFICIAL GAZETTE



BAHAMAS

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

NASSAU FEBRUARY 24th 1955 8

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE
No. 43.
The subjoined Rules made under the Adoption of Children
Act 1954 (No. 52 of 1954) are published for general information.
M.P. 15104.
THE SUPREME COURT
(ADOPTION OF CHILDREN) RULES, 1954, MADE UNDER
THE ADOPTION OF CHILDREN ACT, 1954
In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Chief Justice
by section 17 of the Adoption of Children Act, 1954, the following
rules are hereby made:-
1. (1) These rules may be cited as The Supreme Court
(Adoption of Children) Rules, 1954.
(2) In these Rules the expression "Applicant" includes
either, as well as both, of two joint applicants.
2. All proceedings in the Supreme Court under the Act shall
be part of the business to be disposed of in Chambers by the
Judge.
3. An application for an adoption order shall be made by
> originating summons in Form 1. The proposed adopter shall be










the applicant and the infant shall be the respondent. Such ap-
plications shall be dealt with by the Registrar of the Supreme
Court and shall be brought before him for the appointment of a
guardian ad litem under sub-section (1) of section 18 of the Act:
PROVIDED THAT If it appears that the applicant has prev-
iously made an application for an adoption order in respect of
the same infant, the application shall not be proceeded with un-
less the Judge is satisfied that there has been a substantial change
in the circumstances since the previous application.
4. The originating summons must ask for the appointment
of a guardian ad litem and must be supported by an affidavit
by the applicant setting out the facts. The applicant may ask
for the appointment of a particular person or body to act as
guardian ad litem and the Judge may appoint such person or body
or such other person or body as he thinks fit to be the guardian
ad litem.
5. Upon appointment a copy of the summons shall be served
upon the guardian ad litem who shall thereupon enter an appear-
ance for the infant.
6. At the time of entering such appearance the guardian ad
litem may apply for and the Judge may order an undertaking to
be given by the applicant to pay such costs as may become pay-
able under section 18 of the Act. Such undertaking may be in
Form 2.
7. The evidence in support of the application for an adoption
order shall be given by means of a statement in Form (3) and
shall be verified by affidavit. Any document signifying the con-
sent of any person to the making of the adoption order shall be
in Form (4) and shall be exhibited to the affidavit.
8. The evidence shall be filed within 14 days after the issue
of the originating summons and a copy of the applicant's state-
ment and of the documents attached thereto shall at the same
time be served on the guardian ad litem.
9. In any case where the infant has been placed in the care
and possession of the applicant the guardian ad litem shall, as
soon as practicable after he has entered an appearance, serve a
notice in Form (5,) on any parent or guardian of the infant who
has signified his consent to the making of an adoption order.
10. It shall be the duty of the guardian ad litem to investigate
as fully as possible all circumstances relevant to the proposed
adoption with a view to safeguarding the interests of the infant
before the Court for that purpose; and in particular it shall be
his duty-
(a) To make enquiries as to all matters alleged in the
applicant's statement and as to the additional mat-
ters specified in the Second Schedule to these Rules
and to report to the Court upon them;
(b) to interview (either by himself or by an agent
appointed by him for the purpose) every individual
being an applicant for the order, or mentioned in
the applicant's statement as a person on whom
reference may be made, or a person on whom










notice of the application is required to be served
under Rule 13, or (where notice is required to be
served on any local authority or other body) the
appropriate officer of such authority or other body.
11. The guardian ad litem, any agent of his, and, where a
local authority or other body is appointed as guardian ad litem,
every officer of that authority or body, shall treat as confidential
all information obtained in the course of the investigation, and
shall not divulge any part of it to any other person except so far
as may be necessary for the proper execution of his duty.
12. The applicant shall obtain an appointment for the hear-
ing of the application within 14 days after being notified by the
guardian ad litem that he has made his report to the Court. If
no appointment is obtained by the applicant the guardian ad litem
shall obtain an appointment as soon as practicable for the hear-
ing of the application.
13. On the application being adjourned to the Judge, the
guardian ad litem shall serve a notice in Form 6 on every person
whose consent to the order is required under sections 6 and 7 of
the Act.
14. On the hearing of the application any person on whom
notice is required to be served under Rule 13 may appear before
the Judge to show cause why an adoption order should not be
made.
15. Unless the Court is satisfied that the applicant does not
desire his identity to be kept confidential, the proceedings shall
be conducted with a view to securing that he is not seen by or
made known to any person (other than the spouse of the applicant)
whose consent to the order is required.
16. On the making of an adoption order, the Registrar shall
send a sealed copy of the order to the Registrar General and to
the applicant within 7 days after the order has been passed and
entered.
17. An adoption order, and any copy of such an order sent to
the Registrar General, shall be drawn up on paper of foolscap
folio size, 13 inches by 8 inches, and shall have a margin to be
left blank, not less than 1 inch wide, on the left side of the face
of the paper and a similar margin on the right side of the reverse,
if any.
18. No duplicate or copy of an adoption order or interim
order shall be given to or served upon any person other than the
Registrar General or the applicant except by order of the Judge.
19. Where an adoption order is made or refused or an interim
order made, the guardian ad litem shall notify all parties who
were not present when the order was made or refused, without
disclosing the identity of the applicant unless he does not desire
his identity to be kept confidential.
20. Where the determination of an application is postponed
and an interim order made the applicant shall, at least two months
before the expiration of the period specified in the interim order,
obtain an appointment for the further hearing of the application,
and the guardian ad litem shall serve a notice in Form (7) on
every person on whom notice is required to be served under
Rule 13.










21. If no appointment is obtained by the applicant as re-
quired by Rule 20, the guardian ad litem shall obtain an appoint-
ment as soon as practicable for the further hearing of the ap-
plication.
22. An order under subsection (10) of section 21 of the Act,
for the amendment of an adoption order, maybe made ex parte.
23. Where an order for the amendment for an adoption order
is made under subsection (10) of section 21 of the Act, the Regis-
trar General a notice specifying the date of the adoption order
and the names of the adopter and of the adopted person (as des-
cribed in the schedule to the adoption order) and stating what
amendments are to be made in the particulars specified in that
order.
24. Where a local authority or other body is appointed under
these Rules as guardian ad litem, anything required or authorised
by these Rules to be done by the guardian ad litem may be done
by any officer of the authority or body duly authorised in that
behalf.
25. Any document under these Rules may be served-
(a) on an individual, by delivering it to him personally,
or by leaving it with some person for him at his
last known or usual place of abode (whether in the
Bahamas or elsewhere) or by sending it to him
by registered post at that place;
(b) on a local authority, on a registered adoption
society or on any other body or persons, by de-
livering it at or sending it by registered post to
the principal office of the authority, or the register-
ed or principal office of the society or other body,
as the case may be.
26. For the purposes of subsection (3) of section 7 of the
Act, a document or declaration executed or made by any person
outside the Bahamas shall be sufficiently attested if it is attested
as follows:-
(a) if the document or declaration is executed or made
at any place in the United Kingdom, in the Channel
Islands, the Isle of Man, or in any colony, pro-
tectorate, protected state or United Kingdom trust
territory, by any Judge of any Court or civil or
criminal jurisdiction, any justice of the peace or
magistrate or any person for the time being author-
ised by law in that place to administer an oath for
any judicial or other legal purpose;
(b) if the document or declaration is executed or made
at any place in any of the countries mentioned in
subsection (3) of section 1 of the British Nationality
Act, 1948, or in the Republic of Ireland or in any
mandated territory or trust territory administered
by the government of any such territory, by any
person for the time being authorised by law in that
place to administer an oath for any judicial or
other legal purpose;
(c) if the document or declaration is executed or made
at any other place, by any consular officer of Her
Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom or,










if there is no such consular officer, by any person
authorised by the Secretary of State to administer
the Oath of Allegiance for the purposes of section
6 or section 10 of the British Nationality Act, 1948;
(d) if the person by whom the document is executed
or made is serving in any of Her Majesty's Naval,
Military or Air Forces, by any officer holding a
commission in any of those forces.
27. An application under subsection (4) of section 7 of the
Act for leave to remove the infant from the care and possession
of the applicant shall be made to the Judge, and notice there-
of shall be served on the guardian ad litem.
28. Where leave to remove the infant from the care and
possession of the applicant is granted under subsection (4) of
section 7 of the Act, the Judge may, upon granting leave, dis-
miss the application for the adoption order.
29. A form referred to by number means the form so num-
bered in the First Schedule to these Rules.

FIRST SCHEDULE
Rule 3.
Originating Summons on application form
Adoption Order 19 -, No.
In the Supreme Court (1)
In the Matter Of ( )
and Infant and
In the VIatter of the Adoption of Children Act 1954.
Let of within
eight days after service of this Summons inclusive of the day of
such service, cause an appearance to be entered for him to this
Summons which is issued upon the application of
of for an order:-
1. That a guardian ad litem may be appointed for the
purpose of safeguarding the interests of the said (

2. That the applicant be authorised to adopt the said (

3. That the costs of this application be provided for.
Dated the day of 19
This Summons was taken out by of
Attorney for the above named
The respondent may appear hereto by entering appearance either
personally or by Attorney at the Registrar's Office of the Supreme
Court.
If the respondent does not enter appearance within the time
and at the place above mentioned, such order will be made and
proceedings taken as the Judge may think fit and expedient.
FORM 2.
Rule 6.
Undertaking to pay costs of the guardian ad litem
In the Supreme Court
In the Matter of ( ) and infant
and
In the matter of the Adoption of Children Act 1954.
In consideration of your acting as the guardian ad litem of










an infant, I, the undersigned
hereby undertake and agree that as such guardian ad litem for
the said you will duly receive and be
paid all costs, charges and expenses which may become payable
in relation to such guardian ship.
Dated the day of 19
Signed ---

FORM 3
Rule 7.
Statement in support of application for an
adoption order. (1)
In the Supreme Court
In the Matter of ( ) and infant
and
In the Matter of the Adoption of Children Act 1954.
1. I, the undersigned, /We, the undersigned
infant,
and desire to adopt
(2) an infant under the Adoption of Children Act, 1954.
2. 1 am/We are resident and domiciled in the Bahamas.
3. I am unmarried / a Widow / Widower / I am married
to of /We
are married to each other and are the persons to whom the at-
tached Marriage Certificate (or other evidence of marriage)
relates.
4. The infant is of the sex and unmarried. He/She was
(1) Enter the name (s) and surname which the infant
is to bear after the adoption, born on the
19 and is the person to whom the
attached Birth Certificate (3) relates / was born
on or about the
19 in (4)
5. The infant is the child/adopted child (3) of
of /whose last address
was deceased (and
of /whose last address was
deceased) (5).
6. The guardian of the infant is of
/the guardians of the infant are
of and
of (6).
(7. of
is liable by virtue of an order or agreement to contribute to the
maintenance of the infant.) (7).
8. I/We attach a document/documents signifying the consent
of the said (8) to the making of an
adoption order upon my/our application.
9. I/We request the Judge to dispense with the consent of
the said (9) on the following grounds

(10. The infant was received into my/our care and possession
on the 19 from
of and has been in my/our
care and possession since that date.) (10)










(11. A certificate as to the physical and mental health of the
infant, signed by a registered medical practitioner on the
19 is attached.) (11)
12. I/We have not received or agreed to receive, and no
person has made or given or agreed to make or give to me/us,
any payment or other reward in consideration of the adoption
(except as follows
13. I have not made/neither of us has made a previous ap-
plication for an adoption order in respect of the same or any
other infant to any court (except an application made to the
court at on the
19 which was dealt with as follows:

(14. For the purposes of my/our application reference may
be made to of ) (12)
(15. Further particulars of myself/ourselves are set out in
the annex to this statement.
16. If an adoption order is made in pursuance of my/our
application, it is proposed that the infant should be known as

Dated this day of 19
(usual signature of applicant)
applicants .)


ANNEX TO FORM 3.
Further particulars of applicant or applicants
Particulars of
Names in full (Block capitals)
Address
Occupation
Date of birth
Relationship (if any) to the infant
Particulars of
Name in full (Block capitals)
Address
Occupation
Date of birth
Relationship (if any) to the infant
NOTES:
(1) This statement must be verified by affidavit, to which
the statement, marriage certificate and other documents referred
to in the statement should be exhibited.
(2) Enter the first name (s) and surname as shown in the
birth certificate referred to in para. 4, if available; otherwise
enter name (s) and surname by which the infant was known be-
fore being placed for adoption.
(3) If the infant, has previously been adopted, a certified
copy of the entry in the Adoption Children Register should be
attached, and not a certified copy of the original entry in the
Registers of Birth; and the particulars given in para. 5 should
relate to the parent or parents by adoption and not to the natural
parent or parents.
(4) Where a birth certificate is not attached, enter the place
(including country) of birth, if known.










(5) If the infant is illegitimate, the father's name should not
be given in this entry; but see para. 7.
(6) This paragraph should be completed only if the infant
has a legal guardian other than the father or mother of the infant.
(7) If the infant is illegitimate, enter the name of any per-
son known to the applicant who has been adjudged by the affilia-
tion order to be the putative father of the infant or who has
acknowledged himself to be the father of the infant and. agreed
to contribute to his or her maintenance.
(8) The names to be entered here (or in the following para-
graph) are those of the persons named in paragraphs 5, 6 and 7,
and (where application is made by one of two spouses alone) of
the spouse of the applicant.
(9) This paragraph should be completed with the name of
any of the persons mentioned in the previous note who has not
signified his or her consent. See subsection (1) of section 7 of the
Act as to grounds.
(10) This paragraph need not be completed if the infant has
not been in the care and possession prior to and during the ap-
plication.
(11) This paragraph need not be completed if the applicant
or either of the applicants is a "relative" of the infant as defined
by section 2 of the Act.
12) This paragraph need not be completed if the applicant
or either of the applicants is a "relative" of the infant as defined
by section 2 of the Act.

Rule 7. FORM 4.
CONSENT TO AN ADOPTION ORDER IN RESPECT OF AN
INFANT NAMED (1)
Whereas an application is to be made by
(Whereas the said (hereafter called the
infant) is not less than six weeks old, having been born in
on the 19 and is the person to
whom the birth certificate (2) now produced and shown to me
marked "A" relates) (3):
I, the undersigned
of being (4)-
(2)
the Mother/of the infant
the father (2) of the infant
a guardian of the infant
a person liable by virtue of any order or agreement
to contribute to the maintenance of the infant /
a person (acting on behalf of a body) having
parental rights in respect of the infant/
the spouse of the said
here state as follows:-
(1) I understand that the effect of an adoption order is to
deprive a parent or guardian of all rights in respect of the main-
tenance and up-bringing of the infant.
(2) I understand that, when the application of an adoption
order in respect of the said is
heard by the Judge, this document may be used as evidence of









my consent to the making of the order unless I have notified the
court that I no longer consent. (5)
(3) I hereby consent to the making of an adoption order in
pursuance of the said application (on condition that the religious
persuasion in which the infant is brought up is
). (6)
(Signature)
Signed at (7) on
by the said (who satisfied me that
she fully understood the nature of the foregoing statement and
was prepared to surrender her child for adoption). (3)
Before me
(Signature)
(Address)
(Description) (5)

NOTES:
(1) Insert the name as known to the consenting party.
(2) If the infant has previously been adopted, a certified
copy of the entry in the Adopted Children Register should be
attached and not a certified copy of the Original Entry in the
Register of Births; and the description of the consenting party
include the words "by adoption" where appropriate.
(3) Delete the words in square brackets except where the
consenting party is the mother of the infant.
(4) Delete all but one of the descriptions which follows-
(5) If the consenting party is the mother of the infant, the
document will not be admissible as evidence unless the signature
is attested by a Justice of the Peace (or, if executed abroad, by
an officer authorised by the Supreme Court (Adoption of Children)
Rules, 1954-see note (7). In all cases the document, if so attested,
will be admissible without further proof of execution.
(6) Delete the words in square brackets if the applicant is
named, or if, although the applicant is not named, the consenting
party does not desire to impose conditions as to religious up-
bringing.
(7) Where the document is executed outside the Bahamas,
attestation in accordance with Rule 26 of the Supreme Court
Adoption of Children) Rules, 1954 has the same effect as attesta-
tion by a Justice of the Peace or a Notary Public.
Rule 9. FORM 5
Notice of application for an Adoption Order in respect of an
infant named (1)
To of (2)
Whereas an application has been made by

And Whereas I, of am the
guardian ad litem of the said infant;
Take notice that while the said application is pending, you must
not, except with the leaves of the Judge, remove the infant from
the care and possession of the applicant. Application for such
leave may be made to the Judge. The Registrar's office, Supreme
Court, Nassau, Bahamas.
Dated the day of 19
(Signature of Guardian ad litem)










NOTES:
(1) Enter the name (s) and surname as known to the person
to whom the notice is given.
(2) Enter the name and address of any parent or guardian
of the infant who has signified his consent to the making of an
adoption order.
FORM 6
Rule 13. Notice of hearing of applicant for an
Adoption Order in respect of an infant named
(1.)
To of
Whereas an application has been made by
And Whereas I, of
am guardian ad litem of the said infant;
Take notice that the said application will be heard at the Supreme
Court, Nassau, Bahamas, on the 19 ,
at the hour of in the noon and that
you may appear to show cause why the adoption order should
not be made.
Dated the day of 19.
(Signature of guardian ad litem)

NOTE:
(1) Enter the name (s) surname as known to the person
to whom the notice is given.
FORM 7. Notice of further hearing of application for an
Rule 20 Adoption Order in respect of an infant named
(1)
To of
Whereas an application has been made by
And Whereas I,
of
am the guardian ad litem of the said infant;
And Whereas the determination of the said application
was postponed and an interim order was made by the
Judge on the 19 :
Take notice that the said application will be further heard
before the Judge at the Supreme Court, Nassau, Bahamas, on
the 19 at the hour of in
the noon and that you may appear to
show cause why the adoption order should not be made.
Dated the day of 19
(Signature of guardian ad litem)


NOTE:
(1) Enter name (s) and surname as known to the person
to whom the notice is given.
Rule 10
SECOND SCHEDULE
Additional Matters Subject to Investigation
-and- Report by Guardian ad litem










PART I THE APPLICANT
1. In the case of a joint application, how long the applicants
have been married.
2. In the case of an application by one only of two spouses-
(a) whether the other spouse consents to the applica-
tion;
-and- (b) why he or she does not join in the application.
3. What other children (including adopted children) the
applicant has.
4. What is the age and sex of all children living in the home
of the applicant and what is their relationship to the applicant.
5. What number of living rooms and bedrooms are con-
tained in the home of the applicant, and what is the condition of
the home.
6. What are the means of the applicant.
7. Whether the applicant suffers or has suffered from any
serious illness, and whether there is any history of tuberculosis,
epilepsy or mental illness in his of her family.
8. Whether any person specified in the applicant's state-
ment as a person to whom reference may be made is a responsible
person and recommends the applicant without reservation.
9. Whether the applicant understands that an Adoption Order
is irrevocable and that the order if made will render him or her
responsible for the maintenance and upbringing of the infant.


PART II THE INFANT
10. Whether the infant has any right to or interest in any
property.
11. Whether the infant (if of an age to understand the effect
of an adoption order) wishes the order to be made.


PART III
THE PARENTS
12. Whether the mother consents to the adoption and iden-
tifies the birth certificate (if any) attached to the applicant's
statement as the birth certificate of the infant.
13. Whether the father consents to the adoption.
14. If the infant is illegitimate, whether an affiliation order
has been made against any person adjudged to be the putative
father of the infant, or an agreement to contribute to the main-
tenance of the infant has been made by a person acknowledging
himself to be the father of the infant, and in either case whether
that person consents to the adoption.
15. When did the parent or parents part with the infant, and
to whom.
16. What are the reasons of the parent or parents for con-
senting to the adoption, and whether his or their consent is given
without pressure from other persons.
17. Whether the parent, or each of the parents, understands
that an Adoption Order is irrevocable, and that the order if made
will deprive him or her of all rights in respect of the maintenance
and upbringing of the infant.


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18. Where the applicant's statement requests the Judge to
dispense with the consent of the parent, or either of the parents,
on the ground that he or she cannot be found, what steps have
been taken to trace him or her.
MADE this thirteenth day of January, 1955, at Nassau in the
Bahamas.
G. W. McL. HENDERSON,
L.S.
Chief Justice.


No. 44.
The subjoined Order in Council made under the Public Holi-
days Act 1938 (Ch. 15 of 1938) is published for general informa-
tion.
M.P.10842/2.
ORDER IN COUNCIL
Made Under
THE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ACT 1938
(Ch. 15 of 1938)
WHEREAS by section 4(2) of the Public Holidays Act 1938 it
is provided that it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council by
Order in Council to appoint a special day or part of a day to be
kept as a close holidays in all offices or places mentioned in the
said section.
NOW THEREFORE under and by virtue of the powers con-
ferred upon him by the said Act the Governor in Council hereby
makes the following Order:-
1. This Order may be cited as the Public Holidays (No. 1)
Order 1955.
2. Saturday, the 26th day of February, and Monday, the 28th
day of February, 1955, shall be kept as a close holiday until the
hour of two o'clock in the afternoon in all public offices and banks
and in all shops as defined by the said Act.
Ordered in Council this 21st day of February, 1955.
K. O'. B. HARDING,
Clerk to the Executive Council.


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